They include studies looking at the following subjects:
- Novel techniques for nuclear energy and the origin of chemical elements
- Racist peer victimisation among young people: Cultures of coping and support
- Children’s voice in times of Covid-19: a critical investigation of participatory research methods with young children
- Embedding disability rights in sport participation frameworks
- Feasibility and Design Study for Electric- and Hydrogen-Powered Aircraft
- Investigation of new advanced materials and structures for development of self-charging hybrid energy systems.
Dr Lucy Meredith, Interim Principal and Vice-Chancellor at UWS, said: “These sought-after studentships help to drive forward our vision for the institution to be recognised as a world-leading university, supporting excellent, relevant and purposeful research.
“I am extremely proud that the University is offering additional places this year and will provide funded opportunities for sixteen talented students.”
Professor Milan Radosavljevic, Vice-Principal of Research, Innovation and Engagement at UWS, said: “At University of the West of Scotland, we are incredibly proud of our innovative and diverse research portfolio, which not only addresses major societal challenges, but transforms lives through imaginative thinking and significant academic expertise.
“The Vice-Chancellor’s studentships demonstrate our commitment to not only significantly expand our research output, but to become a key part of the solution to many of the problems society will face in a post-Covid world and, indeed, beyond that.”
The UWS Vice-Chancellor’s studentships were established in 2021, following the launch of the University’s ambitious Strategy 2025. To find out more about the new PhD studentships, visit: www.uws.ac.uk/study/research-degrees